A group of friends of a son who evicted his parents tell their side of the story after he gets caught up in the family drama.
Ismael and Angelita Ramirez claimed they had to start over after their home in Fresno, California was hit with an eviction notice.
The couple said they had been making payments on the home for more than 20 years.
“Every month we paid $700,” Ismael Ramirez said Fox 26 News.
However, the house bore her son’s name.
Three of the son’s friends, all of whom work in real estate, came forward and said what was on their minds.
“What they are accusing us of is fraud, and we will spend this time with those who made our name public,” said a man named Francisco 1011 Now.
Francisco and his wife Laura said there was more to the story.
Laura bought the house from Jesus, Ramirez’s son, and said he told her he might lose the house.
“’It’s in foreclosure, I haven’t made the payments,’” Laura said, referring to what Jesus told her.
“And I thought, ‘Wow,’ and said, ‘Talk to your parents.’ Tell them you’re selling it and you’ll have to start looking for another house.’”
According to Laura, Jesus told her that his parents “weren’t cooperating with him” and that he had to sell it anyway.
“He asks, ‘Can you buy it from me?'” Laura explained. “So I told him I could do it.”
Laura said she wanted to clear up the accusation that the house had been given to her for free.
“We did an owner-to-owner transaction,” she said. “Everyone thinks he signed the house over to me. No, he didn’t.
“It’s about money, and I paid for it in US currency. I paid money. It wasn’t free.”
The group also said they believe Jesus may be on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
“Je’s dream and goal was to pay off the house and give it to his mother,” said Maggie, another friend.
“Like what he did to him, his trucks, furniture. He gives them everything.”
Maggie believes that this may have been Jesus’ ultimate goal for the house, but due to circumstances, it was not allowed to happen.
“If we can somehow help the parents find housing, I’m willing to help them,” Laura said. “It’s very sad that it led to all this.”
It is currently unclear what Laura and Francisco plan to do with the house and why the Ramirez family was evicted.
The Ramirez’s other son, Ismael Jr., says that thetried to contact Jesus, who said in April he was feeling sick and was being cared for.
Theasked the police to conduct a welfare check on him.
A GoFundMe has since been set up to help the couple and has almost reached its goal of $45,000.
“We are very grateful to everyone who worked and to those who continue to help us,” they say a special message on the donation page. “No matter how small.”